Help On The Way-> Slipknot!-> Franklin's Tower, Wang Dang Doodle, Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues, To Lay Me Down, El Paso, New Speedway Boogie-> Smokestack Lightning China Cat Sunflower-> I Know You Rider-> Estimated Prophet, Way To Go Home-> Drums-> Jam-> The Last Time-> China Doll-> Around & Around, E: Casey Jones
SBD; Lineage; Master Cassette> DAT> CD; 1st set via Charlie Miller; Seeded to etree by Peter Braverman
May 6, 2016 Subject:
We want Phil!
This was one of my favorite shows of the 51 total I saw. I had made sure that I got great seats by going to the most remote Karma Records (and Indiana thing) I could, and wouldn't you know it, I was first in line, but more than 80 people ended up falling in behind me!
While I always remember this show with fondness due to my proximity to Phil (2nd row), the most salient of all moments was when my friend and I STARTED the "We want Phil!" chant, which was rewarded with a GREAT "Tom Thumb's".
I absolutely adore this show, and it was just so tight for 1992. Phil was up front in the mix, and I just loved the Speedway>Smokestack!
December 6, 2012 Subject:
Loved this show on that summer day...and I love it today. I like to critique the Dead too, but some of you are in left field when it comes to knowing what the hell your talking about. El Paso may not be your favorite song, but listen to Jer Ball work that Irwin on this version and I'm not sure how you choose comment.
April 6, 2012 Subject:
Freaked at The Creek
Outstanding show for the later years, but one of the things that sticks out in my memory of being there, was wondering if the roof was going to actually come off the pavilion when they busted into that Casey encore...wowsa! Great memories!
May 14, 2011 Subject:
One Of My Earliest Dead Shows
I hadn't been a big fan of their music. Like so many others, I was just there checking out the scene. But I was working in a record store and was able to get incredible seats for this show. I was way upfront. This is the show that forever changed my mind about the Grateful Dead. The moment I'll never forget...well, I was having a great time, but at one point my energy was lagging. I was standing there, very close to the stage, in the middle, with my arms crossed and evidently looking kind of glum. All of a sudden I caught Bill Kreutzman's eye. He noticed me, nodded and gave me a wink. I broke out into a huge smile and he smiled back. That was it. The band had such a connection to the audience that night and the performances were stellar. I'm glad I was there.
January 7, 2011 Subject:
Long Way to go Home...
As another reviewer says, this Long Way to go Home is more that one of the best ever, it's a delicious piece of music with a rippin' lead break by Jerry and the perfect tempo and vibe for this song. i really dig the vocals at the close, really cool.
Overall a pretty solid show for 1992
I joined some friends on the grass at the bottom of the hill outside the back of the arena, because tickets were essentially non-existent. Probably one of the toughest tickets to score of any show I attended, along with the Richfield shows in September of '90 that were the first since we lost Brent (RIP brother).
Slipknot! gets out there, fantastic.
A note on the scene: this was the first time I ever saw bungee jumping at a show. There was a crane and I believe $40 would get you a eide. Crazy stuff. Also saw a gyroscopic ride that was three (2) hoops of descending size with the rider in the center hoop. The hoops would spin along separate axises creating a weightless type feeling. Also bumped into KamiKosmic. If you don't know him, he is (was?) a street musician who roller bladed around with an electric guitar, red and white target type design on the body. He was dressed in a futuristic looking full body jumpsuit and a big white turban holding his massive dreads. He had a little amp on his belt. Look him up on YouTube, he's awesome. The funniest thing was as he played a song my buddy requested (he was a big fan) called "heads of skin", he comes a dude on a skateboard with a bass guitar hooked up to a similar amp. Duded then jammed out along with him! Too cool.
January 6, 2011 Subject:
Great First set
The first set may be one of the best from the last 5-10 years, except for Pass the Old El Paseo! If they hadn't done El Paso it may have been one of the best ever. It was always Weir who would ruin a good thing with a badly placed lame tune. A VERY rare 5 out of 5 for me.
January 6, 2011 Subject:
Fond memories from this night in the cornfields
Wow! Even the Way to Go Home smokes
August 21, 2010 Subject:
GOD BLESS THE GRATEFUL DEAD
Garcias vocal on To Lay Me Down from the 7:39 to 8:01 mark make me say " GOD BLESS THE GRATEFUL DEAD"
March 13, 2010 Subject:
the best show of my life!!
I met my husband after this show, at the walkabout campground,and we have not been apart since!! Here we are almost 6 years of marriage and 3 kids later!!!! **love is real...not fade away**
January 17, 2010 Subject:
Had a blast
Wow! Really enjoyed listening to this show. I was there, first time in Deer Creek amongst the corn fields with my buddy Ray. We drove down from Montreal. Great jams! I don't know, I get a little tired of the negative comments like voodoo chile. Too bad for you, you can't enjoy it for what it is. I was just grateful to be there. I love the Dead. I accept them for whatever era they were in, a true musical journey, a narative unparalelled. Shut up, roll one up and tell me it sucks? Thank you boys for another great show!
December 11, 2008 Subject:
Is this really a Grateful Dead concert?
Hi, when I listen to this show,what can I say? Good times,bad times. And these are the bad times.The dreams are gone,Stella Blue all around and the China Doll is waiting for you.The Grateful Dead should have better stopped the train at that time. Very sad times.Worst Estimated Prophet I ever heard. Such a fantastic setlist but...times they are a changin
December 31, 2007 Subject:
i was 17, just out of school, went to see the dead in Ind. what an awesome show!!!! the 1st set is awesome, and the 2nd set aint bad either. casey joes for the encore was the first time in a long time they even played that song. just glad i was there to see it. there are alot of people that say to me "i wish i would have seen them when Jerry was alive" im just glad i did...........1st show of the 22 i saw......god bless THE GRATEFUL DEAD!!!!!!
August 25, 2007 Subject:
Bobby nails Help/Slip/Franklin's
Bobby's rythym on Help on the Way is so on. He plays his part like a surgeon, so nice. The first set in general was off the hook. Feel blessed to have caught this one.
November 15, 2006 Subject:
Yeah, watching the sun go down during TLMD was, well, one of those moments... What a great show. After Bruce left the band and the Dead were "on their own" with Vince, they really seemed to click in 92'. Anyway, Thanks archive for flooding my mind with the music we all yearn to again..God Bless Jerry!
August 15, 2006 Subject:
Estimated Prophet was played 390 times between February 1977 and June 1995. Of course, Cornell is legendary, and many people, including myself, think that Englishtown was even better. But this one is the best of them all. Garcia, his guitar with a bright calypso drum tenor, plays a looooong and high-energy solo. Just when you think the solo is going to end, WHEEEEE, he takes it up an octave or two into territory unknown. And then does it *again*. Between that and Bobby's INSANE vocals, this version has one of those classic mindblowingly intense crescendoes. This version is guaranteed to lift your spirits no matter what's on your mind.
June 6, 2006 Subject:
mixing it up
Love the oddball set lists. the breakout is nice too.I'm tacking an extra 1/2 star on for tito and smokey's great analogy
April 17, 2006 Subject:
Solid Deer Creek showing..
March 20, 2005 Subject:
I loved this show
If you read my reviews,im usually hard on them.i was at this show and it was GREAT..just wish it was a better recording.I was on the rail this show and it was probably the best time i have ever had during a show.C'mon H/S/F,El Paso,To Lay me down,speedway in the first set?Casey Jones encore?It was like i ordered a pizza and they fucked up and brought 3 of them,and the delivery guy was actually a chick with big knobs and she wasnt wearing a shirt.Definitely a huge highlight of my GD career.Plus i had some local chick "scrape my horn"(if you know what i mean) back at the hotel
February 25, 2005 Subject:
This one has a first set list for the ages, though the playing was kinda not there. El Paso says it all. Jer just isn't steppin up. To Lay me Down is always great though. Second set heats up a little more and the Casey Jones is totally slammin'! I guess everyone else on the lawn went to the DC show (I didn't) as I was about the only one losing my shit on the lawn during Casey Jones. whatever. I give it a four for giving us in 1992 the most classic encore the Dead ever played.
January 28, 2005 Subject:
Sound Qual so so
Kinda dissapointing soundwise. I'd say there's enough hiss here for this to have at least 2 cass gens, maybe three. If this was from a master cass, it certainly was not a top notch transfer. Good show for '92 though.
December 16, 2004 Subject:
The End part 2
I remember being up near the top of the hill at this show. Got dosed real hard at this one; too hard. During each song, I could hear Jerry saying to everyone in so many words that this was going to be it; the last tour. As it turned out his collapse was two months later and there would be no fall tour. To Lay me down, Know you Rider, Long Way home, Last Time, China Doll. It seemed redundant after awhile to me how he was putting the message out there. The show was beautiful, but it sounded tired. I left this show feeling sad. When I hear it now, it is one of my favorites from the early 90s. Crisp, clean and true. Fortunately, Jerry recovered this time and came back with a fire in early 93. From that point I realized I had to catch as many shows as possible. Get this one for the beauty of the Help>Slip>Franklins and the last To Lay Me Down.
November 2, 2004 Subject:
Best of '92
Relix said this was the best first set of the year, and rated only one show higher in '92 (now a dick's picks) but a fine show for the end of the line. Some very good moments. Nice China>Rider. Best Jerry solo in any version of "Way to go Home".... worth having if you were there. Great encore. But it doesn't even touch the best of '90 or even '91.
October 15, 2004 Subject:
I think, without a doubt, and after being at every show this year, that this is the best show of 1992. Solid playing, VERY good set list, all well above average for 1992.
The quality on this is super tight as well.
September 24, 2004 Subject:
this was a better example of 1992..but still energy lacking..good sets, better vocals than the 29th..and some highlights..but als, not great.......
July 2, 2004 Subject:
My ears hear it differently.....
Yes, 'twas a great day at a great venue, but Jerry was a month from collapse and it shows. Didn't look like he even had the energy to lift his head! A few bright spots, but no way 5 star show here.....
May 2, 2004 Subject:
That Deer Creek magic
Great show! There is definately something about Deer Creek- I have never seen a bad show there!This show is a prime example. Lots of energy and passion from everyone. Definately a must!
April 30, 2004 Subject:
A perfect night at Deer Creek, and my vote for show of the year. The last ever To Lay Me Down is worth the download alone.
April 30, 2004 Subject:
Amazing Set I
One of, if not, the best first sets of the year, maybe the final 5 years. Perhaps the memory skews my perception, but watching the sun set as Jerry sings To Lay Me Down was one of those perfect GD moments. I treasure it. The rest of the set was nearly flawless, and the song selection perfect for a summer afternoon. Set II was well played too. They also had fireworks after Casey Jones. Enjoy